Daily Cooking Quest

Vegetarian Recipes

Five Spice Braised Peanuts

Super easy recipe to make old fashioned Chinese five spice braised peanuts even a newbie cook can replicate at home.

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Pisang Goreng Madu

Pisang goreng (Indonesian banana fritters) recipe with honey batter. Recreate this favorite Indonesian street food in your home.

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Sambal Tauco Labu Siam - Chayote in Spicy Fermented Soy Beans

Sambal tauco labu siam (chayote in spicy soy beans sauce) is a staple side dish in many Indonesian rice dishes, such as nasi liwet and nasi rames, but can be enjoyed as stand-alone side dish too in daily meals.

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Bakwan Jagung Panggang - Baked Corn Fritters

An oven-baked version of bakwan jagung (Indonesian corn fritters) recipe. Easier, quicker, and less oil compared to regular deep-fried version.

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Bakwan Jagung ala Pancake Korea - Corn Fritters ala Korean Pancake

Bakwan jagung (corn fritters), a popular Indonesian street food, prepared in the fashion of Korean pancake. Serve with sambal kecap tomat.

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Bok Choy Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce and Garlic Oil

Bok choy stir fry with oyster sauce and garlic oil is a perennial Chinese restaurant favorite menu. You can use my simple to follow recipe with any kind of Chinese greens to recreate this iconic Chinese dish at home.

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Sayur Gori - Jackfruit Stew in Coconut Milk

Young jackfruit is a very common vegetables in Indonesia. Each region has its own signature young jackfruit dish. In Medan where I grew up, our signature dish…

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Yu Choi Oyster Sauce Stir Fry

Yu choi is probably the most common Chinese greens served in any Chinese restaurant the world over, and this recipe for yu choi oyster sauce stir fry is truly a…

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Japanese Style Pickled Vegetables

If you love Indonesian pickle, a.k.a. acar, then you are most likely going to love this Japanese style pickled vegetables (和風ピクルス). They are both similar in…

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白糖糕 Bai Tang Gao - Steamed Rice Cake

It must have been more than a decade since I last sink my teeth into a piece of 白糖糕 bai tang gao - steamed rice cake. Since both sets of my grandparents are…

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Tahu Goreng Sambal Sereh - Fried Tofu with Spicy Lemongrass Relish

Our family is tofu lovers, so our tofu recipes have been growing nicely over the years. If you need a new tofu recipe, do give this tahu goreng sambal sereh -…

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Sambal Tomat Kecap - Indonesian Tomato Chili Relish

Always a crowd favorite and goes with any fried or grilled dishes, Indonesian sambal tomat kecap (tomato chili relish) is quick, easy, and vegan friendly.

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